Wind power critics argue that turbines kill birds. So why is the U.K.'s largest bird charity planning a turbine?
Whenever a new wind turbine project is announced, it's common for critics to pipe up and complain about the risk of bird kills.
That strategy may fall a little flat with a planning application being submitted in Bedfordshire, however. The installation is being spearheaded by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), Britain's largest bird conservation group. Here's Paul Forecast, the director of the RSPB, explaining more about the RSPB wind turbine projectfrom a joint press release issued with wind energy developer Ecotricity:A wind turbine at our UK headquarters is the single biggest step we can take to reduce our carbon emissions, and will make a significant contribution to the RSPB’s carbon reduction targets. We can already see the impact that climate change is having on our countryside with saltmarsh and mudflats declining at a rate of 100 hectares per year in England. It is our responsibility to protect the rest of our environment for future generations.